Dimension Films has a real PEST on their hands as they have just acquired U.S. distribution rights to the horror thriller directed by Mark Tonderai (HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET), from IM Global and Blumhouse Productions. When we first hit you folks with news of PEST, Abigail Breslin was originally attached but it looks like she's off the project for now. Discussions are underway for the lead roles with some top talent in consideration. PEST is based on Barbara Marshall’s original screenplay, which appeared on the Black List, the Blood List, and the Hit List in 2012.
When a deadly virus invades their hometown, a teen documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister as society begins to crumble outside.
“I was captivated by Marshall’s screenplay. There is a complicated family drama amidst a terrifying and tense story of an outbreak that is unleashed. I’m excited to be working with Jason Blum and Stuart Ford again to bring this terrifying thriller to audiences,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. That's all for now! We'll keep you guys up to date on this one as more details come to light.